Cycling in NYC is much safer than it was a generation ago, when the city had only a bare-bones bicycle network, but there's still a lot of ground to cover before most New Yorkers feel comfortable getting around by bike. In a new report from DOT, the Department of Health, and NYPD, the city takes stock of its progress on bike safety and lays out its next steps.
The number of New Yorkers who regularly ride a bike has risen markedly in recent years, and the trend is especially pronounced among high school students, according to a report published today by the Department of Health [PDF]. While the general upward trend cuts across gender, race, and income levels, the data also show that the […]
Fewer New York City children are dying in traffic, but car crashes continue to be the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among kids ages 1 to 12, according to an annual child mortality report issued by the Department of Health [PDF]. New York City motorists killed 44 children between 2009 and 2013, according to the […]
Each year the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reports on the top causes of injury-related death for children in New York City, and traffic crashes consistently top the list. That remains true in the newest report [PDF]. The DOH report draws on crash data from the medical examiner’s office and DOT. From 2003 to 2012, an […]
Just one percent of sixth-graders surveyed at 15 schools in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx said they get to class by bike, scooter, or skateboard, according to a survey released by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene last week [PDF]. Although most students live within walking distance of school, many of them take buses or […]